Centre for Games and Play


16 - 20 August 2021
online-only (MS Teams)

2021 Summer School: Multidisciplinary Game Research – Between Theory and Practice

Utrecht University (Drift 25, 3512 BR Utrecht, The Netherlands),

16-20th August, 2021 


This summer course, which is conducted entirely via MS Teams in 2021 due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, provides a multidisciplinary perspective on games and play in contemporary culture, combining perspectives from various disciplines within the humanities, social sciences and computer sciences. It addresses the challenges but also the transformative potential of both ‘applied’ and entertainment games, and provides participants with a holistic perspective including aspects of critical analysis, design and validation. By combining aspects of theory and practice, the course enables participants to better understand and meaningfully implement the potential of games and play within current socio-cultural contexts.

For further information and to apply online, check out our Utrecht Summerschool website or contact s.werning@uu.nl.

A tentative schedule can be found below; a more complete syllabus with detailed information about all workshops and lecturers will be available at a later date.